The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus (ECSC), a subsidiary of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, is comprised of approximately 80 auditioned singers from Southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island, and range in age from high school students to octogenarians! Under the direction of Chorus Director Mark Singleton, the ensemble presents classical works by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn and many other major composers, as well as works by contemporary composers such as John Rutter and Morten Lauridsen.

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Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus Announces Auditions

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus (ECSC) is currently seeking singers for their 2016-2017 season, featuring Paul McCartney’s Ecce Cor Meum on November 12th and George Frideric Handel’s Messiah: The Christmas Portion on December 9th.  

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

The ECSC offers singers a unique opportunity to join a musical enterprise of symphonic proportion in Southeastern Connecticut. Individuals selected for a position in the chorus will have the fortune of performing Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 12 at the Garde Arts Center on April 29, 2017.

Auditions are by appointment only and will begin at 7:00 pm. Participants are expected to prepare two songs of symphonic, hymns or church music; those auditioning will also be asked to vocalize and sight read.  Participants should bring the piano accompaniment scores of their chosen songs to the audition; an accompanist will be provided.

For an audition application and appointment, please contact ECSC President Kathy Walburn at:

The ECSC counts on the support of ticket holders and donors.  If you wish to learn more about the chorus, want to make a donation, or are interested in placing an ad in our concert program, please contact ECSC President Kathy Walburn at

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Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Britten: Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a
Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"
Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique"
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Verdi: I lombardi
Shostakovich: Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
Nielsen: Symphony no 4, Op. 29 "Inextinguishable"
Elgar: Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85
Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36
Snider: Disquiet
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20
Wagner: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
Smetana: The Moldau
Prokofiev: Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100
Liszt: Les préludes, S 97
Sibelius: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43
Elgar: Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
Berlioz: Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9
Wagner: Die Meistersinger, prelude
Elgar: Coronation Ode, Op. 44

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Additional Support

The ECSO operates with additional support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.